Following on from our other March Blog ‘How to effectively work from home’ – we also wanted to write a blog post focusing on mental health and keeping a positive attitude amidst the current chaos of today’s climate. At the moment you may be unable to work, meet with your friends and family or you may not be earning as much money as you’re used to. This can leave you feeling stressed, unfulfilled and unmotivated. You may have very little control over these factors at the moment so it is important to remember ‘it is what it is’ and focusing on the positives and introducing things to your routine which will help lift your spirits and keep you positive is crucial.
At CFS Events, we have booked in for a 6-week course on Mental Resilience with a company called ‘Tough Cookie.’ Tough Cookie supports organisations to improve mental resilience in the workplace by training staff in ‘Mixed Mental Arts’ – a toolkit of twelve
practical techniques to manage their thoughts and emotions, inspired by
humanity’s wisdom traditions and supported by the latest research in
Earlier this week a teacher in China wrote some inspirational words which we wanted to share as we feel it might bring some hope and positivity to the current situation –
‘’We are just finishing on our 7th week of e-learning, seven weeks of being mainly housebound, seven weeks of uncertainty. We’re healthy, we’re happy, we’re humbled, as we watch the rest of the world begin their time inside, here are some reflections on the last 7 weeks.
- Accept that you have no control over the situation any thoughts of planning too much for the next month or two, things change so fast, don’t be angry or annoyed at the system. Anxiety goes down, you make the best of the situation, whatever that maybe. Accept that this is what it is, and things will get easier.
- Try not to listen to, read or watch too much media – it will drive you crazy, there is such thing as too much!
- There is a great sense of community I have felt during this time which is incredible. I could choose who I wanted to spend my energy on, who I wanted to call, message or connect with an found the quality of my relationships have improved.
- Appreciate this enforced downtime. When do you ever have time like this? I will miss it when we go back to the fast-paced speed of the ‘real world’.
- Time goes fast. The relationships I have built have only continued to grow. It was a time to learn and develop.
- You learn to appreciate the little things; sunshine through the window, flowers blossoming and being able to enjoy a coffee in a café.
To those just beginning the journey. You will get through it. Listen to what you are told, follow the rules and look out for each other. There is light at the end of the tunnel.”
Whether life contains an obstacle, you must embrace it to the best of your ability you can – be bold and courageous where you can, and make decisions that will benefit your growth! There will of course be times in the coming months where positivity is not possible, and you will want to throw in the towel. But even then, control your actions and your attitude and you will have brighter days ahead.
We hope this short blog brings you some happiness and hope in the coming months.
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